General question (about Kaffe CE)

Ganesh Sivaraman ganeshs at
Wed Apr 12 08:32:32 PDT 2000

Hello everyone,

Yes, there r two version of Kaffe.

Desktop and Custom Edition.

Desktop as name says can straight away work with your Windows or X server

Custom, which I have been working with for w while, is the one which gives
the complete flexibilty of running Kaffe ontop of bare DOS, or Linux
without any X Windowing system and thus giving chances to use Kaffe to use
in embedded systems. For custom Edition one has to sign an agreement with

Hope it answered most q's......



On 11 Apr 2000, Alexandre Oliva wrote:

> On Apr 11, 2000, Archie Cobbs <archie at> wrote:
> > Julien Dumesnil writes:
> >> Is it more advanced than the GPL version? Or is it a stable, thus older, 
> >> version of the opensourced  version we all have?
> > No, it's a clean room implementation.
> >> The bottom line being "are they completely different products?".
> > Yes.
> I don't think they're that different, but then, I've never looked at
> the Custom Edition code.  It must not be that difference, since Tim
> imports (part of?) the Custom code into the open version every now and
> then.
> -- 
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